Get Ready Home Health: 8% Behavior-Based Rate Cut Under PDGM Is a Blow

CMS defends cut by claiming HHAs will change coding and visit practices under Patient-Driven Groupings Model. When you’ve got a major payment model change like the Patient-Driven Groupings Model coming Jan. 1, a downward rate adjustment based on expected behavioral changes does not make your job easier. But the CMS 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment … Continue reading Get Ready Home Health: 8% Behavior-Based Rate Cut Under PDGM Is a Blow

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Dig a Little Deeper Into the 2020 ICD-10-CM Revisions (Part 2)

In our last post, we looked at significant changes to the circulatory disease, skin disease, and congenital malformation ICD-10-CM codes that are poised to take effect on Oct. 1, 2019 in our previous post. But you don’t have to be a seasoned coder to realize that those changes are just the tip of the iceberg. … Continue reading Dig a Little Deeper Into the 2020 ICD-10-CM Revisions (Part 2)

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Dig a Little Deeper Into the 2020 ICD-10-CM Revisions (Part 1)

If circulatory diseases, skin diseases, and congenital malformations take up a lot, or even a little, of your coding time, there are many substantive changes heading your way that you will need to understand prior to ICD-10-CM 2020 taking effect on Oct. 1, 2019. The good news is that you should be able to focus … Continue reading Dig a Little Deeper Into the 2020 ICD-10-CM Revisions (Part 1)

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Leverage Vital Q/A for Optimal Colorectal Cancer Screening Reporting

If coding your colorectal cancer screening claims has you confused, our experts can help. With an increasing number of colorectal lab tests that physicians use to assess a patient for colorectal cancer (CRC), we’ve received an influx of questions from path/lab coders like you. That’s why we’ve asked Ellen Garver BS, BA, CPC, to address … Continue reading Leverage Vital Q/A for Optimal Colorectal Cancer Screening Reporting

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